User Experience Designer

What is a User Experience Designer?

User Experience (UX) Designers are the people who make things – like websites, landing pages and apps – work better, faster, easier for people. We’re human nature specialists who consider how people approach technology so that the experience is as good as it can be and keeps them coming back.

My advice would be… don’t commit yourself to choosing one specific path. Go with the flow and find what makes you happy, because work shouldn’t feel like work. At the same time, put yourself in situations where you feel uncomfortable – that’s how you’ll thrive and grow.

Kat S.

This is what I do most days…

I conduct research and gather requirements to help focus on the problem, and create a strategy to solve it.

I problem solve...

I define a product’s features, functionality and structure, and conduct usability tests to ensure the product is successful.

I design & validate...

I collaborate to help evolve and refine the designs towards the finished product, and to ensure the product maintains our strategy from conception to launch.

I build & support...

In their own words:

I feel so lucky to have entered the world of UX design, because it’s the perfect intersection between strategic thinking and design. I took a UX Design bootcamp course right out of university, where I met an instructor who’s now my boss.


Kat S.

I love that UX design involves solving real people’s problems. It requires you to think holistically about challenges an end-user might have, and to empathize with them; we have to drop our egos, listen to our audience, and use real insights and creative thinking to put forward the best possible solution.


Kat S.

Thinking about becoming a UX Designer?

Explore some of the skills you’ll need

to prepare for the role. 

  • You love to learn about the inner workings of websites and apps 
  • You have a passion for digital design  
  • Excellent communication skills  
  • Ability to multitask 
  • Strong attention to detail  
  • Ability to think conceptually and execute design ideas 
  • Background in UX/UI Design  
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, and prototyping tools  
  • Portfolio demonstrating creative abilities  

If you think a job as a User Experience Designer might be right for you, print off your Job Report and take it to a parent, teacher or guidance counsellor to talk about what your next steps should be.